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Films for March

Here we go.

1. Himala by Ishmael Bernal. 1982.

2. Himala Ngayon: A Documentary Special by Sari Lluch and Keith Sicat. 2012.

 

3. My Week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis. 2011.

 

4. Puss in Boots by Chris Miller. 2011.

 

5. Brave by Mark Andrews. 2012.

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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Movies & Television

 

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Happy Graduation!

And after 4 years of staying in the university…

 

HPIM0032

Welcome to the place between heaven and hell. 😀 You’re going to survive it!

Happy Graduation! 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2013 in Rants and Raves

 

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Burning the Calories: Taal Hiking

After the 2011 Capones trekking, this is my second time harassing my feet, sweating all over, and reaching the  top.

Hiking can be so much fun with these people…

Fresh.

Fresh.

 

Trail

Trail

 

Trail

Trail

 

Beautiful

Beautiful

 

Taal Lake. Such a beautiful scenery. You want to stare at it the whole day. Hindi nakakasawa.

 

2nd Batch

2nd Batch

 

We’re the second batch of hikers (feeling pro :D) to arrive. Kami nga ata ‘yong huli. Aside from eating dust and enduring the heat of the sun while walking, we spent a quality time taking pictures and appreciating the view. In less that an hour, you will be able to see the crater but of course, we took our time taking pictures along the trail. This hike is an easy one, so I suggest plan your weekend here.

 

Happy people after the hike.

Happy people after the hike.

 

See the oily faces? Yeah, but it’s all worth it. While having fun, you will be able to burn those sleeping calories. Hehe. It feels like throwing away those fats and calories under the scorching heat of the sun. Masaya. Nakaka-relieve. 🙂

I didn’t elaborate my post, you can tell the story through the photos above and yes, you can read a comprehensive (naks! :)) entry from Jane’s blog.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Travel

 

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Balut at Penoy

Wala akong maisip na title eh. Anyway, medyo related naman ‘yan sa post ko. Last Thursday, first time ko makapunta sa municipality ng Pateros (hindi lang naman ako, pati ‘yong 2 ka-opisina ko pa) and I think, that’s an achievement. Kaya lang naman ako (kami) napadpad dun eh dahil may basketball game ‘yong mga boys ng aming department kasama ‘yong isang foreigner na bossing.

Actually, ang layo ng Pateros plus ang traffic pa nung mga panahon na nagbyahe kami. Sulit din naman kasi at least nakatapak kami sa lupain ng mga balut. Balut, according to wikipedia, is a Filipino delicacy that is fertilized duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. Kaya basta may foreigner na bisita ‘yong mga pamilyang Pinoy, hindi pwedeng hindi nila pakainin na balut ang bisita. Parang sumasali lang sa frat, may initiation.

Pinili ko na lang ‘to, mas presentable tignan. 🙂

 

Based on my observation, mukhang tahimik ‘yong lugar ng Pateros. Sabi ng officemate ko na taga roon, mababa raw ang crime rate ng lugar nila. Tsaka, in fairness, magaganda rin ‘yong mga bahay bahay dun. Para tuloy syang ideal community ko. Mukhang ok naman sya. ‘Yon nga lang hindi ko alam kung bahain ba sya.

Sayang nga lang kasi hindi na ‘ko nakabili na balut gaya nang unang plano ko bago magpunta dun. May next time pa naman eh. Game 2. 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2013 in Food Porn, Rants and Raves, Travel

 

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Ano ba ‘yong comment ko?

Just recently, trending ang Sabah standoff. Kung ikaw eh palaging nakababad sa internet, pwede mong malaman na ang Sabah ay pag-aari ng Pilipinas. Sa dami ng articles na nagkalat sa internet + news coverage + radio news, you’ll get the gist of what is all about. Pero sa opinyon ko, hindi naman lahat ng tao makakaintindi ng puno’t dulo ng pag-aagawan sa teritoryong ‘yan.

In all honesty, wala akong masyadong say sa isyu na ito. Sige, ok lang na sabihin mong wala akong paki. Siguro nga ganun ‘yon. Pero wala akong say kasi hindi ko na rin maintindihan ‘yong mga nagkalat na information. Kaliwa’t kanan. Hindi mo alam kung totoo pa ba ‘yong nababasa mo sa internet o baka naman na-sensationalize na ng media ‘yong territorial issue na ‘yan. Sabi nila, matagal na ‘yang issue na ‘yan. Hindi pa nga ata ako pinanganak.

 

 

Sige, sabihin na natin na atin ang Sabah. Given na, napatunayan na long time ago, pero ang dami pa rin nating problema na hindi naso-solusyunan. Alam mo ‘yon, hindi pa tapos ‘yong isang isyu meron na namang panibago. Tingin ko, sana mas pagtuunan na lang ‘yong ibang problema ng bansa tulad ng kakulangan ng classrooms, schools sa mga probinsya o kaya itaas ‘yong sweldo ng mga nurses dito sa’tin para ‘di na sila umaalis at nagpapa-alipin sa ibang lahi.

Iniisip ko rin, baka naman kasi problemang ego at pride lang ng mga leaders ‘yan kaya hindi nagkakasundo sa kung paano nila aayusin at idi-distribute ‘yong lupain ng Sabah. Baka kailangan nilang mag-usap ng matino. No political and personal agenda. Kawawa naman kasi ‘yong mga nadadamay at nagbubuwis ng buhay para maipagtanggol ‘yong kasama at teritoryo nila. Baka kailangan lang nila na magpakumbaba.

Sige, magbasa ka muna ng mga articles. I’m sure magsasawa ka rin sa dami ng write-ups na meron.

 

Photo credit to: http://goo.gl/VKiG7

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Rants and Raves

 

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